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Fellene Gaylord

Provider Stories

Jennie Leslie, M.D.

Jennie Leslie, M.D., specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology with a focus on fibroid treatment options and general gynecological care. She was raised in a family that valued working with underserved communities and her motivation behind choosing a career in medicine was to do underserved care. Dr. Leslie earned her Medical Degree at Mercer University in Georgia and went on to…
Fellene Gaylord
February 28, 2015
Provider Stories

Katherine Morris, M.D.

The long years of medical school and training to become a surgical oncologist were well worth it to Dr. Katherine Morris. Dr. Morris practices at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center and volunteers for Project Access of Multnomah County. But many times, the health care system is far more tiring than any of the long hours she once spent…
Fellene Gaylord
February 28, 2015
Provider Stories

Edwin Irish, M.D.

Edwin Irish, M.D., senior partner and president of Surgical Associates, P.C., has been practicing General and Thoracic Surgery for the past 30 years. He and his partners, Ali Khaki, M.D. and Daniel Tseng, M.D., have maintained a long tradition of providing care for the underserved. Early in his career, Dr. Irish worked with several mentors who cultivated a sense of…
Fellene Gaylord
February 28, 2015
Client Stories

Noe’s Story

Noe and Kim The soreness and cramps in his groin, buttocks and legs were so debilitating for Noe, he was unable to stand up straight or to move in and out of cars as he was required to do in his job as a car salesman. So he had to stop working. With no job and no health insurance, Noe…
Fellene Gaylord
February 28, 2015
Client Stories

Monica’s Story

Monica felt ill and had so much pain after she ate she could barely walk. A visit to the Essential Health Clinic revealed her need for further testing to determine the cause. Because Monica was unable to work and lacked health insurance, Essential Health Clinic referred her to Project Access NOW for help. A Project Access NOW care coordinator arranged…
Fellene Gaylord
February 28, 2015
Client Stories

Darwin’s Story

Darwin has been diabetic for several years, but the disease had progressed to the point where he needed insulin every day. After he lost his job as a long haul truck driver in 2009, Darwin continued his health insurance through COBRA until it ran out. When he started having trouble with his foot, as a complication from the diabetes, Darwin…
Fellene Gaylord
February 28, 2015
Client Stories

Ann’s Story

Ann and Sara For years, Ann worked hard to keep her small business profitable and earn enough to live on without a lot left over for "frills" like private health insurance. That's why, when the Affordable Care Act was implemented, she was optimistic about finally getting health insurance she could afford - at first. It turns out, when she applied…
Fellene Gaylord
February 28, 2015